Having a homemade almond butter recipe up your sleeve is essential if you’re trying to eat healthier and maintain your weight. This one is raw with no additional oils and refined sugar free. Plus there’s espresso, so…why don’t you go ahead and get that food processor out.
Did you know they made a song in the 1980s about this homemade almond butter recipe? Mm hmm. It goes like this:
Let’s talk about snacks, baby/Let’s talk about you and me/
Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be…
Sudden urge to see the [actual] video? Here it is..I don’t care how long ago that was. Salt-n-Pepa are still my girls. #Iamold
But back to snacks. Snacks are every bit as important to a healthy diet as your main meals.
If I were choosing between a rice cake and a rice cake with a tablespoon of raw espresso almond butter on top I’d definitely choose the latter even though it has more calories. Number one: they’re healthy calories. Number two: I know that snack is going to leave me so much more satisfied. Mentally and physically. Which means I stand far less of a chance of overdoing it at dinner time because I had a super yummy snack not that long ago.
Raw Homemade Almond Butter with Espresso
And I’ll let you in on my little secret. When I have a really tenacious sweet tooth I put a little of this homemade almond butter in a tiny ramekin with some raw honey on top and it totally feels like cheating. Except for the feeling guilty part. And the actual cheating part.
Here are a few more ways I like to eat this stuff:
- On sprouted whole grain cinnamon raisin toast
- On apple slices
- On banana slices
- On top of oatmeal
- Swirled into yogurt
This raw homemade almond butter will take you about 45 minutes to make. It takes a while for the almonds to release their natural oils and start to get creamy. To me, it’s worth it. I will put in 45 minutes a week to keep the “indiscriminate munchies” at bay.
- 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
Place almonds in a food processor.
Process until they get a little quieter and form a very coarse meal.
Add espresso and salt and process, scraping down the sides, until it starts to ball up. This will take a while and you'll have to stop your machine often to scrape the bottom and sides and make sure everything is getting incorporated into the butter.
Once it starts to ball up and go around the bowl of the processor in a ball, stop the machine, break up the ball and add the honey.
Process until the oils release and the butter gets creamy.